Dave Uram
June 30, 2020 - 10:26 am
If and when the NBA restarts its season at the end of July, the league intends to use platforms available to continue the push for social justice. Read more here.
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The School District of Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
June 19, 2020 - 2:03 pm
As the argument over defunding police goes on, student activists are calling on the School District of Philadelphia to abolish its school police department. They say the officers make them feel like criminals in their school buildings. Read more here.
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This Nov. 23, 2019 photo shows Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson in Pittsburgh.
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AP News
June 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday. Read more here.
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Parade-goers carrying rainbow flags walk down a street during the LBGTQ Pride march in New York, June 30, 2019.
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AP News
June 17, 2020 - 9:43 am
Democrats flooded Twitter and email inboxes this week with praise for the watershed Supreme Court decision shielding gay, lesbian and transgender people from job discrimination. Republicans — not so much. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
June 15, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace. Philadelphia LGBT rights activists say it's a significant moment — and there's still much more work to do before full equality is achieved. Read more here.
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Eldis Sula
June 15, 2020 - 10:38 am
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to fire workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) and Buffalo Sabres right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) look for the puck during the second period at KeyBank Center.
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Dave Uram
June 09, 2020 - 11:47 am
Former Flyers fan favorite Wayne Simmonds, and current Flyer Chris Stewart, are two of seven current and former professional hockey players who formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance, an independent group whose goal is “to eradicate racism and intolerance in hockey." Read more here.
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The crew for the Space Shuttle Challenger flight 51-L leaves their quarters for the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 27, 1986.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:55 am
The stories of black astronauts are shared in a new documentary that looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid Jim Crow, danger, discrimination and the Cold War. Within four generations, they went from slavery to space.
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Empty classroom.
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David Madden
January 06, 2020 - 4:30 am
A class action suit will be considered in New Jersey Superior Court over a program at one Cherry Hill public school that helps students build leadership skills. Plaintiffs contend there's a gender bias involved. Read more here.
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AP News
January 03, 2020 - 5:12 pm
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled a police department's policy that differentiates between pregnant officers and others is unlawful. Read more here.
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